This huge leak shows Samsung's Galaxy S9 and S9+ from the front

  • This huge leak shows Samsung's Galaxy S9 and S9+ from the front

This huge leak shows Samsung's Galaxy S9 and S9+ from the front

The latest leaks comes in the form of several renders and a video that allegedly shows off a dummy unit of the phone.

Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event will be available to live stream online through Samsung's official Galaxy S9 website, in addition to its YouTube channel.

Samsung is expected to unveil its next-generation flagship phone next month. Expect the Galaxy S9 to feature Ultra HD Premium and the 845's ability to do 60fps 4K capture.

What's more, the handset also gave you access to ecosystem-specific features like Samsung Pay and Samsung Gear VR, which are things you can't get with any other non-Samsung mid-ranger. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, for example, differ primarily by physical size, something forced by the screen's dimensions.

Both models will have massive, 12-megapixel primary cameras with a variable aperture that goes from f/2.4 to f/1.5.

As for the device itself, various leaks point to a preserved 5.8-inch size, though one unsubstantiated rumor hints at a smaller 5.65 inches. The Galaxy S8 was the first device to ship with the 835 a year ago, but that phone launched about a month later in 2017. The front part of the smartphone is also identical to that of the Galaxy S9.

Samsung's apparent strategy puts that at odds with a core size decision, not to mention nudges buyers toward a phone that's likely to be more expensive.

The Exynos 7885 processor is not really flagship class (like a Snapdragon 835) but it offers respectable performance for all tasks, including gaming, multimedia and multitasking. There will be an unlocked model, which will come out a month or two after the carrier model, again like the S8. Pricing will be similar to the S8, which started around $720.

Now, Samsung has officially confirmed a Mobile World Congress (MWC) date for the smartphone, launching on 25 February in Barcelona.